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NASCAR Driver Carl Edwards: "No Reason to Speculate" About Pitchman Jared Fogle



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    In this photograph taken by AP Images for SUBWAY, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and SUBWAY Famous Fan Carl Edwards, right, along with SUBWAY Guy Jared Fogle, left, surprise customers by serving free $5 Footlongs at a local Subway restaurant in celebration of FebruANY on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Daytona Beach, Fla. The SUBWAY restaurant chain pulled into town for the Daytona 500 with their Footlong Nation Mobile Tour vehicle, giving excited race fans a chance to Skype, play video games and receive gift cards as they waited for their free $5 Footlong to be prepared by Daytona 500 pole winner Edwards and Fogle.

    NASCAR driver Carl Edwards says "there's no reason to even speculate" on the situation involving suspended Subway pitchman Jared Fogle until facts are gathered.

    Edwards has been a longtime promoter of the sandwich chain that sponsors his No. 19 Toyota Camry. He also has appeared in Subway ads with Fogle, who became famous for losing 245 pounds by eating its sandwiches.

    The ex-director of a foundation Fogle created to fight childhood obesity was arrested in May on child pornography charges. Authorities raided Fogle's suburban Indianapolis home on Tuesday, but he hasn't been charged with any crime and his attorney says he is cooperating with authorities.

    Edwards said Wednesday at Kentucky Speedway that "out of respect for Jared and the judicial process, I think it's really important to wait until there's some facts."

    Editor's Note: The headline was updated to more precisely reflect the content of the story.